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I was DETERMINED to find this lighthouse! I had google maps on my phone and I typed in the address, but the gps led me to an apartment complex! I tried another address to try to trick the GPS but was not successful. Time after time I ended up back at the apartment complex! I KNEW I was close but just couldn't find it. You would think that you would see a lighthouse for miles away but I can tell you that this is rarely true, at least when you approach on land! Finally, I decided to ignore the GPS and just try some roads that I hadn't been down yet. BINGO! There is was! And guess what? As I walked around the property, there was a fence with a gate....and....you guessed it....the gate led to the parking lot of that apartment complex! The Navesink Twin Lights is a non-operational lighthouse and museum located in Highlands, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, overlooking Sandy Hook Bay, the entrance to the New York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. The Twin Lights, as the name implies, are a pair of beacons located 246 feet (75 m) above sea level on the headlands of the Navesink Highlands. A lighthouse existed on the site since 1828, when it became an important guide and landmark for ships navigating the treacherous entrances to New York Harbor. The current lighthouse was constructed in 1862. The non-identical towers by day and the two beacons by night�one flashing and one fixed�allowed ready identification by mariners of the identity of the facility, thus allowing a rough determination of their location approaching the harbor. This was the first American lighthouse to test a Fresnel lens and was also the site of a demonstration by Marconi of the wireless telegraph in 1899. The north tower light was discontinued in 1898; at the same time the south tower was electrified, one of the first lighthouses in the United States to do so. It was automated in 1949, but was discontinued in 1952 as the importance of the light diminished. In 1962, the State of New Jersey acquired Twin Lights. At the current museum facility, tours of the lighthouse, a climb of the North Tower and its expansive ocean view, and a view of the lighthouse equipment, await visitors. Twin Lights is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. The Twin Lights State Historic Site is part of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route.
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January 19th, 2014
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